Opera Roulette is actually a classical jukebox comprising of almost 300 high-quality YouTube videos curated by the team.
According to Culture Whisper, this follows the success of Concert Roulette, which has been played by thousands of people in over 110 countries during the last year, and was described as “the most fun since lockdown began.”
Opera Roulette is free of charge and should offer “a novel way for music fans to stumble across scenes from operas from the renaissance to the present day.”
Viewers are presented with a digital opera performance, which might be a full scene from the Royal Opera House, or might be a pop-up performance in a supermarket.
Each video, embedded from YouTube, starts at the moment of the upbeat.
Following the ‘swipe right’ model of dating apps, viewers can choose to watch the scene they’ve landed on or click the ‘another!’ button to move on.
The chosen videos are all live performances that have been filmed in high definition.
The videos are from a whole selection of organizations in the UK “and further afield”, including Glyndebourne, Garsington Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Opéra national de Paris, Komische Oper Berlin, English National Opera and British Youth Opera.
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